Climate Change Will Alter Functioning of Marine Microbial Communities, Study Shows

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Climate Change Will Alter Functioning of Marine Microbial Communities, Study Shows

Common Environmental Pollutants Damage Mucus Structure, Function

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Common Environmental Pollutants Damage Mucus Structure, FunctionMajor disruptions to our health and quality of life are front of mind in an era when wildfires, floods, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impact Earth’s population daily.


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Functioning of Terrestrial Ecosystems is Governed by Three Main Factors

Environmental News Network

However, these services depend on basic ecosystem functions which are shaped by natural conditions like climate and species composition, and human interventions. Functioning of Terrestrial Ecosystems is Governed by Three Main FactorsEcosystems provide multiple services for humans.

Does Poor Oral Health Impact Brain Function?

Green Prophet

Over time tooth decay has been linked to some health conditions, but are you aware that poor oral hygiene can affect your brain function? . Does It Impact Brain Function? The post Does Poor Oral Health Impact Brain Function?

How Do Smart Drugs work To Increase Brain Function?

Green Prophet

People especially in Covid times are looking for ways of getting an edge and improving functionality of body and mind. Many people are looking to use smart drugs to help boost their cognitive functions and increase brain power. The smartest drugs are made by nature.

Surprise! Functional form matters for trend forecasting

Environmental Economics

 First, the R 2 maximizing cubic function (the linear model has an R 2  of near zero): Second, here is the quadratic: Which forecast would you choose? Using data from almost 9 years of pageviews at this blog, I fit a trend line with an OLS regression model where the dependent variable is the 30 day moving average (the blue line) of page views as measured by Typepad (where x is the time period). Here

The Emergence of Functional Design in Restaurant Furniture

Green Prophet

Furniture can be seen as both a functional as well as aesthetic element of any restaurant’s interior design. The functional aspects of this type of thing have to do with offering customers comfortable seating arrangements that can allow them to dine with ease.

Vegetable gardens can be pretty as well as functional

Green (Living) Review

A sense of order, a welcoming gate and a well-defined path are among the elements that make this vegetable garden both pretty and functional. An expanse of dirt streaked with straight rows of vegetables – the traditional vegetable patch – does have order, but it’s more functional than attractive. Instead, why not lay out the garden with permanent beds and paths in an arrangement that, while functional, also creates a design?

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Push Lawn Mowers – Maintenance And Functions

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recently all over the internet an article appeared that had this headline and came from an online article base but was never properly accredited to there. Not that that fact is either here or there.

Solar retreat in the Liwa Desert – futuristic functionality or rich man’s folly?

Green Prophet

An unnamed client hired London-based Baharash Architecture to design a luxury home that could fully function off the energy grid. That’s a tall order for any residence in Abu Dhabi, now consider the challenges for one sited in the punishing clime of the hyper-arid Liwa Desert where summer temperatures top 100°F.

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Modular Loop Chair Serves a Twelve-Fold Function

Green Prophet

The seven modular folds of the Loop Chair grant it a twelve-fold function. It’s the “flexibility and variety in use&# part that makes modular design so sustainable, because if one item can be modified and serve a range of functions then you don’t need to use additional resources to create multiple objects. A chaise-longue chair, a bookshelf, a coffee table, a television chair, a barstool – the Loop Chair can serve all of these functions and more.

Modern townhome in Philadelphia combines functionality and sustainability


Modern townhome in Philadelphia combines functionality and sustainability. Constructed with reinforced concrete and structural steel, the Red House is one home in a collection of three townhouses located in the northern Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Biodegradable Orange Peels Make Fragrant and Functional Tableware

Green Prophet

Exhibited recently at Milan Design Week together with other sustainable projects created by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design students, Sonnenschein’s line of tableware is titled ‘Solskin Peels’ Of his project Sonnenschein says that “I focused on finding a local biodegradable and functional material. Orange peels are already the perfect shape for a mug or small bowl, so Israeli designer Ori Sonnenschein helped them transform.

3D printed functional dash created for StreetScooter project


Objet created the functional 1.4-meter wide dashboard made from over 20 individually printed parts for the ‘StreetScooter project’ which is also equipped with complete display screens. Sonia Renthlei: Before we move ahead, there are a few things to know about 3D printing. It is a method of fabrication of three dimensional objects from a digital file or a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file using a material printer.

If Hops aid cognitive function in mice, maybe beer will do it in humans

Green (Living) Review

Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals. The research was just published in Behavioral Brain Research by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. It’s another step toward understanding, and ultimately reducing the degradation of memory that happens with age in many mammalian species, including humans.

Designers turn old wine bottles into functional objects


Mridul Jerath: Artecnica, an American design company, aims to bring out the meaning and value of everyday objects by using certain designs to enthuse and transform them. Their designs are both practical as well as sustainable. Their new product, the recycled glass carafe, has made Artecnica a recognized brand.

Timothy John's functional Woven Collection redefines weaving techniques


It can be made functional too so not only do you have beautiful works of art adorning your interior but you can make use of them as well. Modern designers are increasingly looking at functional art as it offers potential customers more value for money. Such is the case with Timothy John, a New Zealand-based designer, who creates functional art out of organic felt cloth. Sonia Renthlei: Art isn’t just about titillating the senses.

Prejudice multi functional chair made from 100 percent recycled materials


Talking about its multi functional aspects, the chairs, as already told can be used as a sofa, and for some additional benefit, you get an extra footrest and coffee table that can fit underneath the chair when turned in to a sofa. Pratima Kalra: What an apt name for a chair, ‘Prejudice’. Of course, just reading the name is not enough; therefore, here we are to tell you more about the prejudice the chair wishes to justify.

Pure Bottle repurposes wine bottles to make stylish and functional everyday articles


The brilliant concept is minimal yet functional. The lantern will protect the candle light from the wind and create a warm ambiance, and, finally the spoon; it is versatile and functional, both. This little collection of recycled wine bottle items is exemplary of how recycled stuff can be functional, stylish and economical, all at once.

Enecsys announces the cost-saving, solar PV Duo: the power and functionality of two micro-inverters in one package

Green (Living) Review

360W dual micro-inverter reduces costs, maintains individual MPPT for maximum energy harvest from each solar PV module and simplifies system design and installation Cambridge, UK, March 2011: Enecsys Limited , a solar photovoltaic (PV) micro-inverter company, announces the Enecsys Duo micro-inverter. This 360-Watt addition to the Enecsys micro-inverter family is the world’s highest power density micro-inverter with dimensions of 262 x 160 x 35mm.

Permeability and lightness combine in this biophilic design


At the same time, these materials are durable and functional. Eco Green a-city-known a-home-with a-house-with a-parking-area and-functional- biophilic clay collected developers home into-the-facade malaysia minimalism

No-Fuss Repurposing Hacks Using Everyday Discards


Plenty of items routinely trashed or recycled function quite well when re-assigned to other tasks… The post No-Fuss Repurposing Hacks Using Everyday Discards appeared first on Earth911.

Minka Solar Pods provide versatile off-grid work or chat hubs


Duffy London understands the need for comfortable and functional gathering spots with off-grid functionality

Airo is a concept car that cleans polluted air as it drives


“There’s a new ethically conscious generation who expect a car to do so much more than just offer transportation from one place to another; they want a device that fulfils and expands upon their functional needs and meets their values.

Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics


Eco about-the bioplastics discards earth911 ecotech oliver-peoples peoples Recycle recycled-function trashed-or-recycled yield10Earth911 talks with Dr. Oliver Peoples, president and CEO of Yield10 Bioscience Inc., about the… The post Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics appeared first on Earth911. Read more: Earth911 Podcast: Dr. Oliver Peoples of Yield10 Bioscience on PHA Bioplastics.

Cymatics: Exploring How Frequency Changes the Very Nature of.

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Cymatics: Exploring How Frequency Changes the Very Nature of Matter and Energy Music can help recover damaged brain function by activating parts of the brain that are nearby —Oliver Sacks If, indeed God moves us to express that within us which is divine, then poetry is the language of the heart and music is the language of the soul —Nina Munteanu We are creatures of rhythm; circadian, diurnal, seasonal.

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Award-Winning Industrial Designer Creates Elegant Functional Erotic Art

Green Prophet

His Israeli company markets a possible first of its kind: a high-end, reasonably priced aesthetically captivating AND functional erotic art. It’s not just functional; aesthetic issues are part of it too.&# GP: Your design is both functional and artistic. Award-winning designer, Ofer Zick, didn’t intend to be a Green advocate when he founded ‘ThinkingofYou – Erotic Icons’, but his grown-up T.O.Y.

How To Clean and Green Your Silver!

The Green Samaritan

I love yard sales and buying secondhand especially when I uncover a great find be it purely functional like a wheelbarrow or vintage Pyrex dish, or really fun like this pair of sterling silver spoons I scored for about $.10

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How Virtual Twins Accelerate Sustainable Operations and Circular Ambitions


Virtual twins are used to model complex systems, from a production line to cities to human hearts, and simulate their functioning with an accuracy that allows the user to go directly from a virtual model to creation, without spending the years it normally takes to prototype and incrementally improve on existing set-ups. Business Eco Green alice-steenland allows-the-user functioning taylor-flores user virtual-twins

Award-winning redesign of the Brooklyn Bridge puts the focus on pedestrians


Winning designs in architecture require creativity, a focus on function and a dash of the unexpected

Free Essential Green Ideas Worth Spreading

Green Prophet

The Bolte Taylor clip comes from a stunning 2008 presentation, where the brain researcher described her analysis of her own stroke as it occurred: witnessing shut-down of her motor functions, speech and self-awareness. Cleantech, Science & Technology brain function quantum physics spiritualityIt’s summer’s final lap. The Olympics are over. The school year looms.

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‘Let’s Get Back to Ecology’: A New Interview with Peter Kareiva

Nature Conservancy - Science

But focusing so narrowly on producing graphs that on the horizontal axis display number of species and on the vertical axis report some dependent ecological function (that is distantly related to human well-being) strikes me as not worth so much research. Counting species, and trying to produce what is, as far as I can tell, usually very weak evidence for the relationship between biodiversity per se and ecological function is off-track. Peter Kareiva.

NASA at Your Table: Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts on Crop Growth

Environmental News Network

Around the world, agricultural practices have developed as a function of topography, soil type, crop type, annual rainfall, and tradition. NASA at Your Table: Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts on Crop Growth

BREEAM-certified residential development in Spain earns the name 'Nature'


Kronos Homes uses green design to create a functional and visually attractive housing complex in Spain

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Dramatic Liana Increases in Old-Growth Tropical Forests is Linked to Natural Disturbance and Climate Change

Environmental News Network

The accelerated proliferation of these woody vines, due to natural disturbance, is altering forest structure, regeneration and functioning. Dramatic Liana Increases in Old-Growth Tropical Forests is Linked to Natural Disturbance and Climate Change

Designers aim to reduce the waste and impact of airlines


Related: San Francisco airport bans all plastic water bottles The designers have come up with functional and surprisingly attractive plastic alternatives for in-flight eating. Green a-central-water art design-museum eco-travel exhibit london-unlike plastic reduce-reuse- reuse travel with-functionalExhibitions of art can, and perhaps should, be thought-provoking, which is exactly the goal of the temporary showing ‘Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse.

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Supercomfy, Beautiful, and Efficient: The Many Benefits of Green Architecture

Eco Chic

HomeSoul architecture buildings built environment cities design functional space green architecture low-impact living sustainable designBy Guest Author Matt Lee. This is a sponsored post. . Green building and green architecture has been gaining an increasing share of the market and the number of new homes built each year. While 12 years ago, green homes made up about 2% of the market, today more than a quarter of homes being built are considered green.

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Improving Air Quality Reduces Dementia Risk, Multiple Studies Suggest

Environmental News Network

Improving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several studies reported today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2021 in Denver and virtually.

How to Make Use of Your Unupgradable Old Laptop

Living Green Technology

For instance, Windows 8 or 7 are slightly slower in function than Windows 10, while the latest macOS has various design features that make data management easier.

The importance of groundwater in coastal areas

Successful Green

Such nutrients can play a critical role in the function and vulnerability of coastal ecosystems worldwide. A new study highlights the major importance of nutrient inputs to coastal oceans from groundwater.

Innovative biophilic design planned for new village in Portugal


A new development is in the works, designed to sit on a Portuguese hillside and provide a community with unique characteristics and a focus on sustainable design, function, well-being and innovation

Solar Trees Marketplace honors nature, technology and Chinese culture


Architecture takes all forms, representing culture, history, function and innovation. Some structures incorporate them all, like the in-process Solar Trees Marketplace currently under construction in the Minhang district, not far from Shanghai, China

French school is a model for clean-air learning environment


Completed in summer 2020, the Simone de Beauvoir School in Drancy, France placed an architectural focus on spatial aspects, function and sustainability. Architects from Bond Society and Daudré-Vignier & Associés collaborated on a brand new elementary school, including 10 classrooms, gathering spaces, a restaurant and playground